Articles tagged China

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Retail (dis)play – Prism Design expands the shopping experience

SHANGHAI – The Fly Pony store by Shanghai-based firm Prism Design takes children and parents to cloud nine while shoe shopping.

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MVRDV builds the library of the digital future

TIANJIN, China – MVRDV adds the Tianjin Binhai Public Library to its strong track record in mesmerizing architecture.

Billboard: German Design Council
Billboard: German Design Council
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Five Days of Frame 118: One Plus Partnership puts film back in cinema

Wuhan, China – The latest in One Plus Partnership’s series of high-impact, thematic theatres, the Wushang Mall cinema is inspired by traditional film reels.

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Mark A-to-Z: O is for Office

Whether you work a 9-to-5 or are sporting a freelancer lifestyle, the space we inhabit most of the hours of the week to sustain our livelihood should be designed to motivate.

House-T by Tsukano. Photo Kenichi Asano
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Mark A-to-Z: M is for Minimalism

Whether you live the minimalist dream or are aspiring to become a fervent follower of this philosophy, we can learn a bit more about how to enrich our lives with the minimum.

Media library by Dominique Coulon & Associés. Photos Eugenie Pons
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Mark A-to-Z : L is for Library

We all deserve a little bit of down time in the sun, so why not pick up a good book to read on the holidays in one of these five library projects?

Mark A-to-Z: I is for Installation
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Mark A-to-Z: I is for Installation

This week, we bring you five installations that have caught our eye due to their meaning, visual identity or simply their excitement factor. Enjoy!

Chengdu Zhongshuge by X+Living. Photos Shao Feng
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X+Living's fanciful bookstore is a wonderland for all ages

CHENGDU – Part bookstore, part library; the magical world of literature has been brought to life in a unique setting in a shopping mall in central China.

Billboard: German Design Council
Billboard: German Design Council
Lane 189 by UNStudio. Photos Hufton + Crow / Eric Jap (lead image)
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UNStudio fabricates a patterned façade of tessellated diamonds

SHANGHAI – More of a commercial destination than a conventional shopping mall, Lane 189 makes a deeper connection between brands and the young professionals in the area.

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X+Living’s Zhongshuge bookstore is stacked full of wonder

CHENGDU, CHINA – Li Xiang unites fantasy and functionality to create an immersive space for physical and intellectual exploration.

Skypark by Concrete Architectural Associates. Photos courtesy of the architect
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Residents can escape the city chaos on the Skypark roof terrace by Concrete

HONG KONG – A new clubhouse has opened 28-storeys above the densely-populated district of Mongkok – an area known for its high concentration of bars, clubs and restaurants.

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FUO reflects the vanity and style of people who wear hats

WUHAN, China – Lukstudio’s design for hat specialists FUO’s compact boutique quite literally reflects artistry, millinery, and the qualities of its customers.